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Thursday, August 02, 2007
Knocking from the Inside: A Theology of Redemption in light of God's Omnipresence
If God is everywhere, then s/he must be Everywhere, including within the vibrating cells of unbelievers, nonbelievers, partial believers and even gay haters, gluttons and grass. Even me. Even before I was becoming a Christian, opening to an increasing awareness of God's truth, grace -- really just God's love in all its many faces, like justice and joy and the cross and being alive.

God is willing that none should perish; Jesus asked his Father to forgive those who know not what they do, and our Divine Creator sent his only begotton Son -- which could just as easily have been a her only begotton daughter -- not to condemn the world, but to save it. Grace is free, and it's already here. Grace is alive, waiting, present for everyone, anytime. All we have to do is wake up and open the Present of Christmas morning: God with us.

Holy Spirit can't not indwell a person, whatever they do or believe, because God indwells Everything. But if we are blind, our hearts are cold and our ears can't hear, we are cut off from being alive to this gift that's wrapped with longing affection and waiting within our heart. God is knocking on the door from the inside. "Open me," says Holy Spirit. "And I will open you."

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posted by Jemila Kwon at 9:10 PM ¤ Permalink ¤


5 Comments:


  • At 8/03/2007 07:56:00 AM, Blogger Happy

    Did you know that within protons and neutrons that make up individual cells are even smaller something-or-others (sorry, i am not a scientist and i forget what they're called) that zing around and emit a frequency - and that every frequency is different - so essentially, every cell in the universe is singing? Imagine that. Creation (grass, rocks, the stars...) literally is singing God's praise... we were literally singing praise even when we didn't know it. I think that's kind of cool. But I guess I'm personally glad to be aware of it...and to be able to choose it, too. :)

     
  • At 8/03/2007 01:02:00 PM, Blogger Nancy

    Neutrinos, perhaps?

    Meanwhile...I so enjoyed each of these posts. Soothing, like a soft and slowly exhaled sigh. Thank you.

     
  • At 8/03/2007 10:23:00 PM, Blogger Jemila Monroe

    Happy, thank for reminding me of that! It is a joy to know we can just become aware of our praising God and embrace that as our purpose rather than trying constantly to contrive praise...

    Nancy, you are so poetic.

     
  • At 8/07/2007 05:40:00 PM, Blogger wit4life

    Reminds me of Aslan singing Narnia into being in "The Magician's Nephew"

     
  • At 8/13/2007 02:46:00 PM, Blogger Happy

    Oh, that was the COOLEST... Thanks for reminding me of that story! I'll have to go re-read that one soon. :)

     

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